Rotary Club in Wylde Green hosts screening

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A pioneering screening programme to identify undiagnosed heart conditions in the young is being rolled out in Sutton Coldfield for the first time following funding from the local Wylde Green Rotary Club. Run by CRY (Cardiac Risk in the Young), the project is particularly personal to the club’s president Paul Lane whose son Anthony died suddenly of cardiac arrest at the age of just 26.

It is hoped the screening day, hosted by Sutton Coldfield Town FC on July 21, will be the first of many for the area, thanks to Rotary grants and fundraising campaigns headed up by Paul. CRY, which was adopted as the Wylde Green Rotary Club Charity of the Year, works to prevent young sudden cardiac deaths through awareness, screening and research and supporting affected families – something Paul and his family have been very grateful for.